What Are Some Of The Foodservice Menu And Equipment Healthcare Trends?
Many foodservice equipment manufacturers will continue to explore and develop more efficient use and less consumption of energy. Energy costs will always be rising until alternative energy sources are developed. Expect ongoing improvements with more conservative use of natural resources such as ware washing equipment using 50 % less water than previous designs or improved efficiency of cooking exhaust ventilation systems. Other developments will be the introduction of more energy management systems designed to monitor and regulate energy usage in a facility, ideally to monitor high energy consuming products like refrigeration systems, HVAC and lighting....Read More
Equipment manufacturers will continue to develop foodservice equipment in areas relating to refrigeration with smaller compact sizes that will perform a number of functions like a blast chiller designed to blast chill, shock freeze, rapid thaw, and proof, which allows you to cook, hold, and serve optimal food freshness to the table.
Combi ovens will continue to develop simpler to use precision controls offering smart cooking features designed to cook faster, more efficiently, with less shrinkage and better cooking results.
More developments in equipment that performs multiple functions - like ovens having microwave, convection, browning and steaming capabilities. Remember the microwave only oven?
The precision and energy efficiency of Induction cooking technology will continue to be expand and be improved upon for use in heating plates as well as for heating large stock pot cooking devises.
Other ongoing developments to expect will be more Energy Star rated products, more preventive maintenance alerts and self diagnostic features, HAASP controls and recording information as well as the use of LED lighting for better energy efficiency and greater light quality.
Display kitchens, cook or salad/sandwich make to order action stations will continue to be very popular given their ability to add theater, sound, aroma and visual appeal of fresh foods being prepared.
Asian influenced menu items continue to be in demand and hence the use for wok cooking will continue to grow.
Char boilers, for the ever popular hamburger and other meats and fresh baked pizza (scratch or par baked products) and other comfort foods will continue to remain popular.